Field Trips

Zot Artz, July 27 at 2:00 pm

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Full days, full hearts

From Erica Schoon, Program Director… We have emerged from the woods! My clothes are filthy, my skin is burnt, my eyelids are dropping, but my heart is full. The past three days have been packed full. We’ve learned about the right to healthcare and housing and the right to work and leisure. We’ve done some … Continue reading »

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Peacebuilding is…Service…Global Travel…Art…

Today was a long day and late night. On our last full day at camp, we looked at the same “right to an adequate standard of living” that framed our health care discussion yesterday but shifted our focus to talking about the importance of decent housing. We began the day with a service project with … Continue reading »

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Campers Visit Perry Wellness Center

As you saw in our last blog post, we visited the Perry Wellness Center when we were learning about the right to adequate healthcare. Well, the folks at Perry Wellness Center were so excited about our visit, they wrote about it on their blog. Here’s the link: Perry Wellness Center: The Peer Post

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How does health care justice influence peace?

Today we talked about the right to medical care and what it looks like when people do and do not have that right protected. We started the morning with a discussion of health disparities. A few campers volunteered to tell a story of a time they needed health care. A counselor wrote down many of … Continue reading »

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Freedom of Conscience

Today campers focused on the freedom of thought, conscience, and religion. We paid a visit to Andersonville National Historic Site, which was the site of a terrible open field prison during the Civil War. During that time both sides of the war would swap POWs…until the Union started allowing black men to serve as soldiers. … Continue reading »

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Day Two: Who are the Peacemakers you know?

Day 2! We jumped right in helping Koinonians pick blueberries this morning. Peacebuilders Camp hit the scales with 41.4 pounds of blueberries picked! Thinking about the challenges of farm work, we went right into a discussion of our human rights article for the day–the right to work and to get paid fairly. Campers demonstrated an … Continue reading »

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Peacemaking Around the World

Housing day is one of my favorite days of our curriculum. It was our last full day of camp with the 13-14 year old group, and we focused most of the day on the right to housing. We spent the morning doing a service project with the Fuller Center for Housing helping repair a porch … Continue reading »

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Exercise your Right to Rest & Leisure!

Today was our big day off campus. We woke up early to pack sack lunches and get on the way to Ellenton to visit the health clinic. The focus for the day was the right to medical care and the right to rest and leisure. At the clinic we split into two groups. The first … Continue reading »

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Hard Work and Fair Pay

It was a beautiful, cool morning for working on the farm. A Koinonia intern led us into the blueberry bushes, where we worked for an hour with a total of 37.3 pounds of blueberries picked. (No report on how many pounds were eaten.) With the challenges of farm work fresh in our minds, we headed … Continue reading »

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